2010 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon (Beckstoffer George III Vineyard) – Private Reserve (95 Points WE & Gold Medal Winner LA International Wine Festival) -OUT OF STOCK
Rated 95 by Wine Enthusiast
CABERNET SAUVIGNON: Big Bold California Cabernet. Aged 30 months in 100% new French oak barrels giving this huge wine the flavors of ripe black cherry, currant, mocha, mint, vanilla and layers of chocolate. Only 94 cases produced. (Limit 2 bottles per family please)
Big Bold California Cabernet. This wine will truly fill your mouth with flavors. The grapes used were very luscious and dark, imparting a richness and heartiness to the wine that can’t be created in a lab. Then, we aged the juice from those grapes for 30 months in all new French oak barrels that we had specially made with a “medium toast” to brighten the flavors and add a slight vanilla flavor to the flavors of ripe black cherry, currant, mocha, mint and layers of chocolate from the grapes. Keep it in your mouth for 15-20 seconds occasionally for a real eye-opener. We call it the “20 second” rule. Try it with any good wine and the flavor will change over those 20 seconds. That’s how you can more easily notice the “layers” of a good wine. Then, swallow and analyze the flavor remaining-the “finish”. Also, do yourself a favor and try to open the bottle an hour or two before you drink it, as this type of big wine continues to add nuances for a number of hours. If you can’t open it early it helps to swish it around in a decanter or your glass to expose more of it to air. Most of the time big red wines are served too warm. We suggest putting the bottle in the refrigerator for just 10 to 20 minutes before you drink it. Winemaker: Travis Proctor
We donate at least 5% of the price paid from every sale of every bottle to an animal charity. You will have the option to select a specific charity during checkout.